Definitions for queryˈkwɪər i, ˈkwɛr i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

que•ryˈkwɪər i, ˈkwɛr i(n.)(pl.)-ries

  1. (n.)a question; an inquiry.

  2. mental reservation; doubt.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  3. Category: Printing

    Ref: question mark (def. 1). 1

  4. (v.t.)to put as a question.

  5. to question as doubtful or obscure:

    to query a statement.

  6. to mark with a question mark.

    Category: Printing

  7. to ask questions of.

Origin of query:

1625–35; alter. (cf. -y3) of earlier quere < L quaerequaere

que′ry•ing•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. question, inquiry, enquiry, query, interrogation(verb)

    an instance of questioning

    "there was a question about my training"; "we made inquiries of all those who were present"

  2. question, query(verb)

    pose a question

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. query(noun)ˈkwɪər i, ˈkwɛr i

    a question

    I have a query about the arrangements for the trip.

  2. query(verb)ˈkwɪər i, ˈkwɛr i

    to question sb or sth

    He queried the need for spending so much money.

Wiktionary

  1. query(Noun)

    A question or inquiry.

    The teacher answered the student's query concerning biosynthesis.

  2. query(Noun)

    A question mark.

  3. query(Noun)

    A set of instructions passed to a database.

    The database admin switched on query logging for debugging purposes.

  4. query(Verb)

    To ask, inquire.

  5. query(Verb)

    To ask a question.

  6. query(Verb)

    To question or call into doubt.

  7. query(Verb)

    To pass a query to a database to retrieve information.

  8. Origin: An anglicisation of quere, an obsolete variant form of quaere, second-person singular present active imperative of quaero. Compare question.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Query(noun)

    a question; an inquiry to be answered or solved

  2. Query(noun)

    a question in the mind; a doubt; as, I have a query about his sincerity

  3. Query(noun)

    an interrogation point [?] as the sign of a question or a doubt

  4. Query(verb)

    to ask questions; to make inquiry

  5. Query(verb)

    to have a doubt; as, I query if he is right

  6. Query(verb)

    to put questions about; to elicit by questioning; to inquire into; as, to query the items or the amount; to query the motive or the fact

  7. Query(verb)

    to address questions to; to examine by questions

  8. Query(verb)

    to doubt of; to regard with incredulity

  9. Query(verb)

    to write " query" (qu., qy., or ?) against, as a doubtful spelling, or sense, in a proof. See Quaere

Freebase

  1. Query

    Quakers use the term Query to refer to a question or series of questions used for reflection and in spiritual exercises. Friends have used Queries as tools for offering spiritual challenges to the community for much of their history. Queries often take the form of a collection of themed questions that are read at the beginning of a time of worship or reflection. Many yearly meetings maintain a set of basic queries in their books of Faith and Practice to provide guidance on certain issues over time. Individuals often offer queries from time to time to provide a spiritual challenge to their local community of Friends.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'query' in Nouns Frequency: #2838


Translations for query

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

query(noun)

a question

In answer to your query about hotel reservations I am sorry to tell you that we have no vacancies.

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